Hairstyles for Different Types of Veils

7 Hairstyles for Different Veils

Your wedding veil and hairstyle can make or break the overall look on the day of your wedding.  Picking the right veil to complement your dress and having a hairstyle you feel comfortable and confident with is essential for your wedding.  I want to help you out with some of the most popular styles of veils and hairstyles that work best with each!

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Xo, B. Lo

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1. Birdcage Veil

A birdcage veil is a short veil that frames the face.  A hairstyle that keeps the attention on the simplicity of the veil is perfect such as a pulled back sleek style! 


2. Cathedral Veil

The cathedral veil is the floor length veil that extends past the train of the dress.  With the weight and length of the veil, having a hairstyle that keeps the veil in place is essential.  A half-up, half-down hairstyle is ideal to secure the veil, while keeping the veil as a focal point!


3. Over-the-face Veil

The name of this veil says it all; it is a veil that goes over your face.  With that said, since the veil covers the face you want to make sure that your hair is not!  Any hairstyle that keeps your hair out of your face is perfect for this veil!


4. Double-Tier Veil

The double-tier veil has two layers of tulle.  The doubled up tulle naturally adds volume so a ponytail, bun, or pulled back style is best to pair with this style.


5. Shoulder Length Veil

A shoulder length veil is a veil that is no longer than your shoulder.  The type of hairstyle you choose depends on your hair length. If your hair is shorter than the veil, you have flexibility to keep it down or put it up.  If your hair is longer the the veil, you should consider tight curls that will decrease your length or put it up.


6. Elbow Length Veil

An elbow length veil flows down to the elbow. Many brides prefer keeping their hair down with minimal pieces pulled back to help properly frame the face with this veil style.    


7. Fingertip Veil

The fingertip veil can range anywhere from your fingertips to your knees.  The fingertip veil is flattering with many different hairstyles, however, it is important that your hairstyle secures the veil in place.  Adding detail to your hairstyle such as a braid or twist would work well if you decide to keep your hair down.





Brittany Lo